Blue Lotus by azimronnie

Nymphaea caerulea, known primarily as blue lotus (or blue Egyptian lotus), but also blue water lily (or blue Egyptian water lily), and sacred blue lily (or sacred narcotic lily of the nile), is a water-lily in the genus Nymphaea.
Its original habitat may have been along the Nile and other locations in East Africa. It spread to other locations, however, already in ancient times, like the Indian Subcontinent and Thailand.

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Two Waterlily Sisters by letiand

These are two beautiful waterlily sisters. One is elder and one is younger. They love each other very much :-).

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Egypt Lotus touched by the light by PhilippNickerl

Now it is a family of four waterlilies, more are coming. Might be due to our extreme high temperatures of 40°C/ 104°F….

Water lilies have a long history as a cultural and crops. The Egyptian lotus flower was drawn as early as 2000 BC in the Egyptian temple gardens. Along with olive, willow and Papyrus it was often used as grave jewelry. The tubers of the Egyptian lotus flower were used as a drug.

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